Hey Thor, if you're not too busy, could you take a look at this article and tell me if it needs cleanup or not? I'm not sure if the personality descriptions and introduction are canon or speculation, but my guess is toward the latter.
I know it flows better (I hate using gender-neutral pronouns, too), but using a plural pronoun (them) in conjunction with a singular antecedent (the Avatar) is grammatically incorrect. I think KrazyKid51 brought this up in this discussion.
I'm not going to claim to have an extensive enough knowledge of grammar to refute what you say, but the way it was written was very awkward to read, and in general it read much better as it was.
That said, what if we were to re-jig to the sentence to remove the need for the pronoun completely; something like:
"Bloodbending is also nullified when the Avatar channels immense amounts of cosmic energy through the Avatar State, as demonstrated by Aang, who was able to break free of Yakone's hold instantaneously."
That's definitely much better. The problem with pronouns is that grammarians have kept changing their usage rules over the past few years, so now we're left with awkward double pronouns like "his or her" and "him- or herself", which are meant to supplant the extremely pervasive "they/their/them".
I'd say, go with that change, just to be grammatically correct.
Hey HoT, could you please undo these twoedits and subsequently fix the template to make it show up correctly? I would do so myself, but I have no idea how to work with those trees and since I've seen you do it before, here I am.
Even though it is not conventional to list "Earth Kingdom man" and "Fire Nation woman" in the trees, I think we could make an exception here, since the nationality of the parents is of importance in RC and not so implied as it was in ATLA. (Though the man should be listed before the woman). Thanks.
It seems the tree doesn't like names that force the size of the box to be beyond three tiles. I've managed to fix it, the only problem is the tree has a very small gap just under the parents names. I've tried several different methods, but I cannot find anything at the moment that will fix that and keep everything else the same. I'll keep looking for anything that might work.
I get that it's under the section of External links, but it doesn't look like an external link formatting-wise; unlike other external links that have a diagonal arrow afterward, this one is a wiki link, so there is no notice of where it is leading. I was under the impression for a moment that it would be leading to an article of Avatar Wiki, but I clicked and found out it was at Wikipedia instead. I think it might be beneficial to avoid confusion by putting some sort of notice, even if it's under the external links section.
That just seems an unnecessary thing to add in my opinion. The fact it doesn't look like an external link is covered by it being in a section titled "External links". To me, that is enough clarification/notice, anything more is just superfluous.
Well at the very least, don't you think it would make sense to give notice of where the external link leads instead of just leaving an ambiguous "ocean kumquat" at the bottom of the page? Instead of having the user walk into it blindly, he can see where it leads immediately and decide if he wants to read an article about it on Wikipedia or not.
Hello HammerOfThor. I made this edit because I looked through a number of the "History of" pages and saw that they were all in that format. Examples are this and this. Is Toph's Book Three history page an exception to this format?
No, Toph's page is the way it is supposed to be. History pages, as any other page on the wiki, should be written from an in-universe point of view, and specifically stating the book names is out of universe. Hence my edit.
Since you made over 50 repetitive edits, I think anyone would call that a high number of RC-flooding edits. There is no set number on doing such things, but when you see that your edits are swiftly pushing down any other edit made, I'd say it's better to get them done by a flagged account -especially at this hour, since thats among the busiest on the wiki. If you would've done this in our morning, I'd still say that it would've been better done by a flagged account, but it would at least have been less of a flood, given the more tranquil state of the wiki.
Hello HammerOfThor, I would like to ask for your help in aiding my Avengers Assemble wiki. Now before you say you are unaware of the series and or franchise, all you have to do is watch the two aired episodes and put information onto the articles, similarly to how you do on here and the show itself is designed to explain itself to new viewers, something I am assuming you are.
Hmm, I don't know if I will have the time to work on expanding and improving any articles. I have another wiki that I have am already working on, and that will require a significant amount of time and effort to bring it up to the standard I want.
If I can find the time, I might be able to watch the episodes, and then maybe write up some episode synopses for them. I cannot really offer any more than that.
First of all, The only reason Mako worked at the power plant so he could make enough money to ante up for the tournament. When Asami came along and her father agreed to cover their ante, it would make sense to assume he had no need to work at the power plant anymore.
Second, the arena was closed in response to the Equalist attack, so that meant Probending would be on indefinite hiatus. At the time, they didn't know how long the conflict would last, nor how long repairs would take.
We have no indication he stopped working at the plant, so that would be speculation.
My point was that indefinitely implies it remained shut, but we know it was reopened, since a preview for Book 2 has Bolin and his team-mates in a pro-bending match. As it is written now, it still informs the reader it was shut, without suggesting it never reopened.
Look, about Mako, it was already clear that the only reason he worked at the power plant was because they didn't have enough money to enter the championships. When Asami came along, her father agreed to cover their ante, so if you use common sense, Mako had no need to work at the power plant, so he probably quit once his money problems for the championship were solved
Torresp, we've been over such things before: probably =/= definite proof. Who's to say that Mako didn't enjoy the extra cash that came with working in the factory? That would also be a "common sense" solution. Since there are always multiple interpretations to things, we go with what we know for sure, what was last confirmed, and that is "Mako worked at the power plant".
His main career and focus was always Pro-bending until the end of the Revolution. Believe me, factory jobs are grueling and low-paying, and I don't think anyone would love to have jobs like those except to survive. Given that Mako and Bolin were street urchins, Mako's main instict was to survive, and he knows how to be careful with things like money. Bolin on the other hand, is somewhat careless with money, especially shown when Mako gave his brother "the eye" when he realized Bolin spent a portion of their winnings on food.
It's not about either of you is "buying it" or not. This is not about what you think, this is not about what we think, this is not about opinions at all. This is about proven facts, and you are both supporting a theory that has no facts to back it up, only a personal interpretation. So again opinion =/= fact; probably =/= proof.
In regards to the pay of the job, that has already been contradictory. The game says it's a lousy pay, the series says it's good money. What it is in real life is completely irrelevant, so that argument is completely moot, especially since that seems to be your main argument and you can only back it up with "I think" and with a real life comparison.
We don't know from when that previous came (and by that I mean the timeline: first, third, last episode?). Besides, if he indeed quit his job, it will definitely be confirmed with the start of the new series -then you'll have the confirmation we need. No need to rush it now based on solely opinions and interpretations.
And you, Torresp, need to learn some respect for other users and the basic civility and politeness. It's really isn't that hard.
The fact he now works as a police officer is irrelevant. The point was regarding whether after the closure of the arena they were left without a career, and since we do not know if he continued at the power plant, we cannot assume this to be true. The fact he later got a job with the police doesn't effect this; he could just as easily have kept his power plant job after the arena's closure, and then left this to join the police.
I still do not think Mako had the job after his money problems were solved, because, 1). He did not like doing it, thus the only reason he did it was to try solving his money problems for the tournament
To expand upon my original reasoning, the mere mention of chi blocking is not enough to say that what she said was actively foreshadowing what happens later on, and thus a relevant point under series continuity. An example where this is the case would be Aang's mention of wanting to be a metalbender (which, at that point, did not exist), which foreshadows Toph discovering the art itself.
If that was the case then that's fine. I should add however that actions by another person on your account would still be grounds for a warning or a block, so you should be wary of this happening again, or you could end up being blocked unfairly.